The Toledo-Lucas County Health Department has two Board-certified lactation consultants on staff. TLCHD encourages, supports, and is excited to promote breastfeeding.
The Breastfeeding Support Office is located in the Health Department on the 2nd floor in room 265. Weekly breastfeeding classes are available. Please call 419.213.2124 to schedule an appointment.
Through OhioHealth Mothers’ Milk Bank, the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department serves as a drop-off location for donated breastmilk, stored in a freezer at -21 degrees, then shipped to Columbus to be pasteurized and distributed. TLCHD has accepted donated breastmilk since the beginning of 2021, however, donors must be screened and approved prior to donating.
Breastfeeding Support for Lucas County Employees
TLCHD houses a private area for all Lucas County employees to pump breastmilk during their workday. TLCHD encourages and supports working moms by providing a comfortable and secluded space. TLCHD also works with local employers to establish similar spaces to support employees who are breastfeeding.
Breastfeeding Support for WIC Participants
Lucas County WIC Program offers Breastfeeding Support and Education to WIC Participants at its clinics and various locations throughout the county. Two International Board Certified Lactation Consultants and Peer Helpers assist mothers with knowledge and resources to increase breastfeeding initiation and duration.